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Building Technology Heritage Library

Association for Preservation Technology, Int.

The Building Technology Heritage Library (BTHL) is primarily a collection of American and Canadian, pre-1964 architectural trade catalogs, house plan books and technical building guides. Trade catalogs are an important primary source to document past design and construction practices. These materials can aid in the preservation and conservation of older structures as well as other research goals.



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Building Technology Heritage Library
by Maloney Bros. Nursery Co.
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favorite 7
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49 p., ill., 28 cm, trade catalog
Topics: nurseries (horticulture), Division 32, plants, trees, planting
Building Technology Heritage Library
by National Fire Proofing Co.
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eye 2,309
favorite 3
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39 p., illus., 22 cm, trade catalog
Topics: Clay tile masonry, Division 04, masonry, terra cotta tile, fireproofing, hollow tile, structural...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Architectural Decorating Co.
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eye 1,261
favorite 22
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31 p. ; ill. ; 32 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: plaster -- catalogs, Division 09, ornamental plaster, interior decoration
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Weyerhaeuser Sales Co.
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eye 1,781
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[32] p. ; ill., plans ; 16 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans, ranch homes
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Hilco Homes
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favorite 10
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32 p. ; ill., plans ; 22 x 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
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96 p. ; ill., plans ; 28 cm. trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, ranch
Building Technology Heritage Library
by National Plan Service, Inc.
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32 p., ill., plans, 27 cm, trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture
Building Technology Heritage Library
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[6] p., plates 56-87 (1 folded) : ill. (some col.) ; 44 cm., trade catalog
Topics: tile, Division 09, ceramic tiling, quarry tiling, flooring, tiling, encaustic tile
Building Technology Heritage Library
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120 p. ; ill., plans ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
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eye 1,156
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64 p., illus., plans, 28 cm
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Cincinnati Manufacturing Co.
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30 p., ill., 28 cm., trade catalogs
Topics: elevators -- catalogs, Division 14, cars, fronts
Building Technology Heritage Library
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eye 1,973
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[6] p., ill., 16 cm., trade catalogs
Topics: waste bins -- catalogs, Division 11, trashcans, waste, garbage, outdoors
Building Technology Heritage Library
by L. F. Garlinghouse Co., Inc.
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64 p. ; ill., plans, photographs ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Larkin Company, Inc.
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eye 2,397
favorite 16
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76 p., ill., 28 cm, trade catalog
Topics: house furnishings, home decoration, furniture, housewares
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Alcoa Company of America
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eye 3,734
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214 p/, ill., tables, 23 cm, trade catalog
Topics: aluminum -- catalogs, Division 05, metals
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Superior Fire Place Co.
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eye 7,613
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51 p., illus., 22 x 28 cm, trade catalog
Topics: fireplaces, Division 10, specialties, masonry fireplaces, interior decoration
53, [3] p. : ill. (1 col.), plans ; 28 cm., trade catalog
Topics: prefabricated buildings -- catalogs, portable building -- catalogs, kit houses, domestic...
Building Technology Heritage Library
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eye 1,255
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19 p. : ill. (some col.), plans ; 22 x 28 cm., trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans, ranch house
Building Technology Heritage Library
by A. B. See Electric Elevator Co.
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eye 1,086
favorite 2
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16 p. : ill. ; 27 cm., trade catalog
Topics: elevators, Division 14
2 v. in 1 : chiefly ill. (lithographs) ; 46 cm., trade catalog
Topics: ironwork -- catalogs, decorative metals, Division 05, hardware -- catalogs, door hardware,...
395 p. ; ill., diagrams ; 21 cm. ; book
Topics: structural wood -- books, Division 06, Division 13, rough carpentry, wood framing, wood frames,...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Donahue, Henneberry & Co.
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eye 1,375
favorite 24
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62, [109] p. ; ill., plans ; 18 cm. ; trade catalog [missing pages, missing cover]
Topics: house plans, domestic architecture, designs and plans, apartment buildings
Building Technology Heritage Library
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eye 1,910
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179 p., ill., 23 cm, trade catalog
Topic: Electric lighting -- Catalogs, Division 26, light fixtures
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Kirsch Manufacturing Co.
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16 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm., trade catalog
Topics: draperies -- catalogs, drapery, Division 12, window treatments, curtains, interior decoration
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Sears, Roebuck and Co.
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eye 2,086
favorite 21
comment 1
149 p., ill., 28 cm., trade catalog
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: tombstones -- catalogs, Division 04, granite, cemeteries, sepulchral monuments, carved tombstones,...
Avery Library Architectural Trade Catalogs
by Avco Corporation. American Kitchens Division, author
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favorite 3
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1 volume (22 unnumbered pages) : 28 cm
Topics: Avco Corporation. American Kitchens Division -- Catalogs, Kitchens -- Catalogs, Kitchens --...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Royal Barry Wills
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favorite 19
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112 p. ; ill., plans ; 31 cm. ; book
Topics: house plans, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
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48 p. ; ill., plans ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans, ranch homes
104 p. ; ill., plans, photographs ; 29 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Morgan Wightman Building Materials
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182 p. ; ill. ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: millwork (woodwork) -- catalogs, doors -- catalogs, Division 06, Division 08, wood posts and...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by D Knickerbacker Boyd; Charles E White; William S Lowndes
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eye 1,659
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iv, 70, 78 pages illustrations, 2 double plates (1 color) 20 cm.
Topics: brick, Division 04, brickwork, masonry, terra cotta, architectural terra cotta
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Daprato Statuary Company
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429 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm., trade catalog
Topics: altars, Division 12, religious casework, religious sculpture
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Architects Home Plan Service
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eye 1,616
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v. ; ill., plans ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by American Builder
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comment 1
194 p. ; ill., plans ; 30 cm. ; trade catalog
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Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by American Face Brick Association
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115 p. ; ill. ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: Brick masonry -- catalogs, Division 04, domestic architecture, plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by United States Gypsum Co.
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comment 1
31 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. trade catalog
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: tile, Division 04, gypsum unit masonry, pyrobar gypsum tile
Building Technology Heritage Library
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52 pg., ill., 28 cm., trade catalog
Topics: Heating -- Equipment and Supplies, Heating stove -- Catalogs
Building Technology Heritage Library
by William T. Comstock
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125 p. ; ill., plans ; 26 cm. ; book
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans, cottages, bungalows,...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by National Plan Service, Inc.
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eye 1,287
favorite 10
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v. ; ill., plans ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Standard Sanitary Mfg. Co.
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eye 4,812
favorite 24
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64p, B&W & color photos, trade catalog
Topic: Plumbing, plumbing fixtures, Division 22
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Northern California Electrical Bureau
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152 p. ; ill., plans, photographs ; 32 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans, interior design
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Sargent and Co.
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eye 1,392
favorite 7
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749 p., ill., 32 cm, trade catalog
Topics: hardware -- catalogs, door hardware -- catalogs, locks and keys -- catalogs, door fittings --...
Building Technology Heritage Library
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eye 1,730
favorite 30
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416 p. ; ill. ; 26 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: furnishing -- catalogs, Division 06, Division 08, doors and frames, windows, wood stairs and...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Home Building Plan Service
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eye 2,341
favorite 27
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46 pg., ill., plans, 26 cm. trade catalog
Topics: House plans -- Catalogs, domestic architecture, Ranch houses
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Better Homes and Gardens
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eye 1,972
favorite 21
comment 0
66 p. ; ill., plans ; 30 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Alhambra Foundry Co. Ltd.
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eye 1,914
favorite 1
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152 p., ill., 28 cm., trade catalogs
Topics: metal fabrications -- catalogs, Division 05, Division 22, Division 33, metal stairs, brass, iron,...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by National Lumber Manufacturers Association
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eye 1,335
favorite 3
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24 p. ; ill., plans ; 28 cm. ; trade cataog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Foster-Munger Co.
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eye 1,449
favorite 19
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626 p., ill., 23 cm, trade catalog
Topics: woodwork -- catalogs, millwork -- catalogs, Division 06, wood windows, wood doors, ornamental...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by American Face Brick Association
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eye 1,300
favorite 3
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55 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Topics: brick, masonry, Division 04, domestic architecture, brick history
Building Technology Heritage Library
by W. R. Jaggard & F. E. Drury
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eye 510
favorite 5
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426 p, ill, 22 x 14.5 cm
Topics: Architecture handbook, Building construction manual, brickwork, masonry, joinery, carpentry
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Hill-Standard Co.
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eye 309
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64 p., ill., 28 cm. trade catalog
Topics: playground equipment, Division 11
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Sears Roebuck & Co.
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eye 1,343
favorite 23
comment 0
90 p., ill.  28 cm, trade catalog
Topics: furniture -- catalogs, Division 12, office equipment -- catalogs
Building Technology Heritage Library
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eye 1,490
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comment 0
763 p., ill., 19 cm, book
Topics: masonry -- catalogs, Division 04, structural concrete, stucco, plaster, brick masonry, masonry...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Co-operative Building Plan Association
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eye 3,831
favorite 42
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ca. 575 p. in various pagings, plates : ill. (some col.), plans ; 37 cm., trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture
Building Technology Heritage Library
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eye 3,048
favorite 0
comment 0
356 p. : ill. ; 23 cm., trade catalog
Topics: steel, Division 05, structural steel, girders, beams
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Trane Company Of Canada Ltd
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66 p. : ill. ; 28 cm., trade catalog
Topics: ventilation -- catalogs, Division 23
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Henry L. Wilson
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eye 2,426
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[30] p. ; ill., plans ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by William A. Radford
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eye 2,515
favorite 24
comment 1
114 p., ill., plans, 28 cm., trade catalog
( 1 reviews )
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture
Building Technology Heritage Library
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eye 2,138
favorite 7
comment 1
64 p. ; ill., photographs ; 28 cm. ; book
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: concrete -- catalogs, Division 03, concrete blocks, concrete unit masonry
Building Technology Heritage Library
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eye 1,534
favorite 13
comment 0
34 sheets : ill., col. samples ; 10 x 14 cm. in box 11 x 15 x 3 cm., trade catalog
Topics: exterior paint, color samples, Division 09 - Finishes
Avery Library Architectural Trade Catalogs
by Sherwin-Williams Company
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eye 1,426
favorite 47
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Cover title
Topics: Stencils and stencil cutting, Paint
Building Technology Heritage Library
by House Plan Headquarters, Inc.
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eye 2,452
favorite 13
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46 p. ; ill., plans ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, ranch homes
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Statler Gilfillen
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eye 2,744
favorite 3
comment 1
xi., 487 p., 28 cm. 
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: terra cotta, architectural terra cotta, architectural decoration, architectural decoration and...
Building Technology Heritage Library
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eye 591
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15 p., illus., 24 cm, trade catalog
Topics: fireplaces, Division 10, specialties, fireplace mantel, interior decoration
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Montgomery Ward & Co.
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eye 2,775
favorite 24
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96 p., illus., plans, 26 cm
Topics: house plans, prefabricated houses, domestic architecture, designs and plans, kit homes
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Interstate Metal Products Co.
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eye 1,752
favorite 2
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52 p., illus., 28 cm, trade catalog
Topics: furnishings, Division 12, residential kitchen cabinets, tables, chairs, dinettes
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Bishopric Manufacturing Co.
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eye 1,648
favorite 18
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1 portfolio (12 sheets) : ill., plans ; 27 cm. trade catalogs.
Topics: House plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, stucco
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Christoph & Unmack
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eye 1,482
favorite 10
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110 p. : ill. ; 30 cm., trade catalog
Topics: house plans, domestic architecture, designs and plans, wooden-frame houses -- Germany
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Montgomery Ward & Co.
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eye 2,853
favorite 11
comment 1
100 p, B&W illus and photos
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: house plans, domestic architecture, designs and plans, prefab, kit houses
Includes dimensions, prices and index
Topics: Millwork (Woodwork), Decoration and ornament, Architectural, Building materials
Building Technology Heritage Library
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eye 843
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144 p., ill., 28 cm, trade catalog
Topics: plumbing fixtures -- catalogs, plumbing -- catalogs, Division 22, bathrooms, kitchens
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Lindstrom, J. W. (John W.)
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eye 1,347
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56 p. : ill., plans ; 27 cm., trade catalog
Topics: house plans, domestic architecture, designs and plans, duplex apartments, two flats
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Industrial Publications, Inc.
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eye 1,516
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112 p. ; ill., plans, photographs ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, small homes
Building Technology Heritage Library
by J. W. Lindstrom
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eye 1,516
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96 p. ; ill., plans ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, two-story homes
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute
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eye 1,267
favorite 3
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15 p., ill, 22 x 28 cm, trade catalog
Topics: concrete, Division 03, reinforced concrete